Philippe Gamet Rive Droite Blanc de Noirs Brut is Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, from three separate vineyards. Salted apricot, blood orange and preserved lemon, glittery texture. Delicious. Since 2018, Phillipe Gamet is led by fourth-generation Champagne vigneron Marianne Gamet, with vineyards in eight hectares in three villages – Mardeuil on the left bank and Fleury-la-Rivière and Damery on the right bank. Marianne’s brother, Jean-François, a trained enologist currently working in Bordeaux, travels back home to assist his sister and parents with harvest, blending, and bottling, but the estate is run by Marianne.
“The philosophy of François, my grandfather, was the philosophy of the recoltant manipulant, and this has been the philosophy from that time” says Marianne. “We are still and for always recoltant manipulant. For us, this gives us the ability to control the entire production from A to Z. from the vineyard to the vinification to the cellar” In addition to tending grape vines, Marianne and her brother also produce excellent ciders from eight different old apple varieties.